The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world with infections, scarcity, and economic fallout. We all know that life will never be the same as it was before, it will be the ‘new normal’. However, some things will actually be better while other things will need us to work harder. One of the ways to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world is to reinvent ourselves.
According to the World Economic Forum, 35% of skills considered essential today will change, five years from now.
Scroll down to discover top 5 skills to help you get back in business this 2020:
1. Digital and Coding Skills
Digitized organizations are coping up better with the Covid-19 crisis and economic downturn. Get yourself upskilled by going to www.onlinestudies.com for online professional diploma programs in digital marketing, coding, web development, etc.
2. Critical Thinking
It's an ability to objectively assimilate and assess information, and form credible decisions in a world brimming with fake news and misrepresented data. Inculcate this skill with practice, or learn and earn a certificate at Coursera, Udemy.
Companies are rushing towards Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Virtual & Augmented reality to increase resilience. This calls for tech tools & data literacy, which can be achieved via Technology vendor on classes on YouTube or e-meetups or online platforms like Dataquest.
Creativity & Innovation
Human ingenuity to invent new things and ways of working can better weather the storm, and it’s something machines can’t do. All you need is to gain application knowledge of the creative thinking process through regular practice and learning more about it.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Individuals with strong EQ are immensely coveted in the 4th Industrial Revolution due to their focus on self-management, and social & relationship management, a key skill to drive a company forward. Develop it via mindfulness meditation practice in Help Guide’s free Emotional Intelligence Toolkit.
Luckily, there is a ton of resources online to help you develop the above skills. Also, if you have anything interesting to share on the topic, we are more than happy to hear from you. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.